ASQ Grants Fellow Status to 22 Members

ASQ Grants Fellow Status to 22 Members

For Immediate Release

Milwaukee, Wis., Jan. 5, 2012 —The ASQ Board of Directors in November awarded Fellow status to 22 ASQ members for achieving distinction and pre-eminence in the technology, theory, education, application or management of quality control.

ASQ Fellows represent diverse industries on a global scale. The 2011 Fellows come from companies and organizations such as Ford, General Motors, Delphi, and Thomson Reuters. ASQ currently has more than 600 active Fellows.

"ASQ Fellows are extremely passionate — sharing their time, ideas and expertise to make the world we live in better through quality," said James Rooney, ASQ president. "These men and women truly are leaders in today’s quality movement."

According to ASQ bylaws, Fellow membership status may be awarded to those individuals who have been ASQ members in good standing and meet the following criteria:

  • Have at least 15 years of quality-related experience.
  • Meet minimum score requirements across six professional categories.
  • Are sponsored by peers and endorsed by their ASQ section and/or division.
  • Have been a Senior member for five years or longer.

The 2011 ASQ Fellows, in alphabetical order, are:

Christine M. Anderson-Cook, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico — In recognition of research in quality in the areas of design of experiments, response surface methodology, graphical assessment of designed experiments, and reliability; for interdisciplinary collaboration and training of statistical thinking and quality ideas; and for dedicated service to the growth and practice of the quality profession.

Edward R. Arling, Quality Compliance Associates LLC, Lyons, Colo. — For outstanding leadership in practical application and promotion, education, and publication on quality and compliance improvements in the pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical industry; for promoting and facilitating significant improvements to both government- and industry-based quality and regulatory programs on a global basis; and for support to ASQ CPGP Certification.

Edwin L. Bills, Bilanx Consulting LLC, Sumter, S.C. — For outstanding contributions to medical device quality through participation in the development of international risk management, quality systems, and product safety standards; for leadership in worldwide quality education activities; and for ASQ section and division leadership.

Anthony J. DeMarinis, Sealed Air Nelipak, Cranston R.I. — For outstanding leadership in quality education activities in ASQ; for devoted and enthusiastic section leadership; and for professional competence in quality management in the medical device industry.

William H. Denney, Organizational Excellence in a Global Environment, Dallas, Texas — For significant contributions to the quality profession, marking a lifetime commitment to organizational improvement through consulting, training, publications, and widespread use of quality methods that have had a positive impact on people, communities, and our nation.

Denis J. Devos, Devos Associates Inc., London, Ontario, Canada — For outstanding leadership and commitment to promoting and teaching quality management and auditing in the automotive industry; for significant contributions to the Society, including an innovative approach to quality systems auditing; and for dissemination of proven quality tools and techniques to improve American healthcare.

Mark Allen Durivage, Fresenius Medical Care, Oregon, Ohio — For outstanding commitment to the advancement and promotion of statistics, quality systems, and reliability as an educator, consultant, and practitioner; for exceptional utilization of voice of the customer techniques to improve customer satisfaction; and for service to the community and local ASQ section.

Michael J. English, Best Practices Benchmarking and Consulting LLC, Highland Village, Texas — For professional competence and outstanding contributions pertaining to benchmarking, rapid knowledge transfer, knowledge reuse, and Baldrige assessments; and for meritorious achievements in ASQ section and membership committee work.

Gary Allen Hiner, Delphi, Kokomo, Ind. — In recognition for sustained contributions to the global automotive industry through practice, growth, and promotion of quality sciences in the areas of statistical process control and advanced quality planning; and for outstanding contributions through the participation, support, and promotion of quality methodologies to both the division and the section levels.

Anthony F. Ingelido, Global Network Systems, Rockville, Md. — For outstanding leadership and significant contributions in the development of continuous quality improvement and organizational excellence strategies and processes for long-term care; and for many years of service to section activities, including teaching, mentoring, and national service work as an examiner for the Baldrige National Quality Award.

Krishan Kumar, Maruti Center for Excellence, Gurgaon, India — For outstanding contributions to the Automotive Section in India; for practice/promotion of Total Quality Management through inspiring leadership in achieving sustainable quality, customer satisfaction, and delight; and for dedication as member/leader of various national committees that promoted quality by holding seminars/competitions and through various publications.

Denis T. Leonard, Business Excellence Consulting LLC, Bozeman, Mont. — For significant contributions to developing the quality profession at local, national, and international levels as an author, speaker, and practitioner, especially in the construction industry; for long-standing involvement in the quality award process at state and national levels; and for outstanding dedication to quality in service capacities.

Paulo Afonso Lopes DaSilva, Military Institute of Engineering, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil — For exceptional contributions to the education of quality professionals as a distinguished university professor; for creation of quality improvement methodologies and innovative applications of quality concepts in delivery of products and services; and for contributions to the quality community through work with ASQ IMU/Brazil.

Narendra S. Patel, ACell Inc., Columbia, Md. — For outstanding leadership in promoting ASQ membership, education, certification activities, writing, and presenting on continuous improvement and customer satisfaction for many years; for contributions as a mentor, motivator and director for corporations; and for establishing quality/reliability improvement systems.

Steven S. Prevette, Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, a Fluor Partnership with Newport News Nuclear and Honeywell, Aiken, S.C. — For advancing the field of statistical process control and Dr. W. Edwards Deming’s management philosophy; for implementation of these methodologies in the U.S. Department of Energy; and for service to the Columbia Basin Section, ASQ discussion boards, and the Statistics Division.

Paul P. Prunty, Vi-Chem Corp., Grand Rapids, Mich. — For dedication to the quality profession; for leadership in mentoring others; for instructing and promoting the quality sciences; for utilizing quality concepts; and for interacting with other professional organizations while modeling professional demeanor.

John R. Sedlak, J&S Sedlak LLC, Dellroy, Ohio — For outstanding contribution over many years in the education of quality professionals; for leadership and example as a volunteer and member of the executive branch in the field of quality and environmental conformity assessment; and for service to the automotive, aerospace, and industrial sectors of the quality community.

Kush K. Shah, General Motors Company, Detroit, Mich. — For recognition of expertise and outstanding contributions to the field of quality; for inspiring leadership and dedication to the Automotive Division and Greater Detroit Section for many years; for excellence as a trainer, teacher, and coach; and for solving tough quality problems, resulting in significant quality improvement.

Mary Beth Soloy, Ford Motor Company, Dearborn, Mich. — For significant contributions to the development of Six Sigma at the local, national, and society levels; for ongoing mentoring and coaching of others in continual improvement; and for dedication in leading by example in continual learning efforts.

Jayant S. Trewn, Thomson Reuters, Philadelphia, Pa. — In recognition of significant contributions to the Society and the process and systems improvement movement through coaching, mentoring, and leadership; for promoting understanding of quality techniques and principles through lectures, speeches, and writings; and for dedicated volunteer work to various member units and the Society at large to promote improvement methodologies.

Janice Tucker, Metaldyne LLC, Plymouth, Mich. — In recognition of leadership in the expansion of understanding warrant treatment in both manufacturing and healthcare; for many years of service in the promotion of quality management methodologies and applications; and for the mentoring and coaching of others in continual improvement process.

Robert L. Turocy, Robert L. Turocy Consulting, Cleveland, Ohio — For work on quality system harmonization through Global Harmonization Task Force (GHTF) activities; for outstanding contributions to the FDA Quality System Inspection Technique (QSIT) program and the Hammer Award recognition by former Vice President Al Gore; for work at NEMA/MITA and in the medical device regulatory/quality/safety activities.

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